Have you noticed brogues and oxfords popping up more frequently? Upon opening the new J Crew catalog I spied the Camden Brogue...
Where we'd normally see ballet flats or heels, J Crew is swapping in the brogue; for example, styled here with destroyed, rolled up jeans.
Shoe seller to the masses Steve Madden has his own version, the Melin, in a variety of colors (and I can already tell you I'll be skipping the two tone)!
Really loving Joie's relaxed, laceless version (left). And we much prefer the menswear-inspired oxfords to those that enter the realm of a glorified jazz shoe, like Joan and David's (right).
Jil Sander's laceless slip-on brogues in white leather...well those might take a bit more creativity to get away with. After all, if they don't even look good on the model....
Although Sienna's doing an ok job in a similar style here. Love her or hate her, IMHO, the girl can dress. She always looks effortlessly put together.
So what are you thinking about brogues and oxfords? Leave them in your husband's closet? Or give them a whirl and let your ballet flats have the day off?